World Gem Foundation

Coloured Gemstone Practical Workshops

Please find the schedules for our four compulsory Gem Identification, Coloured Gemstone Grading and Lab-Created/Treated Gemstone practical workshops.

Session Coloured Gemstone Grading Gem Identification Workshop 1 Gem Identification Workshop 2 Lab-Created and Treated Stones
Day One AM GIA System Crystallography Blue Stones Rubies
Day One PM GemeWizard Crystallography Blue Stones Rubies
Day Two AM GemDialogue Colourless & White Stones Violet & Purple Stones Sapphires
Day Two PM World of Color Colourless & White Stones Violet & Purple Stones Sapphires
Day Three AM Pearl Grading Red & Pink Stones Brown & Black Stones Emeralds
Day Three PM Pearl Grading Red & Pink Stones Brown & Black Stones Emeralds
Day Four AM Opal Grading Orange & Yellow Stones Unusual & Phenomenal Stones Treatments & Enhancements
Day Four PM Opal Grading Orange & Yellow Stones Unusual & Phenomenal Stones Treatments & Enhancements
Day Five AM Jadeite Grading Green Stones Unusual & Phenomenal Stones Treatments & Enhancements
Day Five PM Jadeite Grading Green Stones Examination Treatments & Enhancements

Diamond Grading Practical Workshop

Please find the schedule for our eight day compulsory practical diamond grading workshop.

Session Diamond Grading
Day One AM Introduction
PM Clarity Grading
Day Two AM Clarity Grading
PM Colour Grading
Day Three AM Colour Grading
PM Calculating Table Percentage
Day Four AM Calculating Crown Angle
PM Calculating Pavilion Percentage
Day Five AM Estimating Girdle Thickness
PM Assessing Symmetry & Polish
Day Six AM Lab-Created Diamonds
PM Lab-Created Diamonds
Day Seven AM Practical Review
PM Practical Review
Day Eight AM Practical Review
PM Examination

Sessions

The AM sessions will run from 9.00am to 12.30pm and the PM sessions from 1.30pm to 4.30pm with scheduled coffee/tea breaks of 15 minutes.

Equipment

Students are required to supply their own 10X loupe and polishing cloth. All other equipment will be provided by the host gem academy.

Practical Diamond Lab Manual 2017

All students will receive our 110 page Practical Diamond Lab Manual 2017 in printed and digital formats. To view our manual, please click here

Coloured Gemstone Grading Lab Manual 2017

All students will receive our 64 page Coloured Gemstone Grading Lab Manual 2017 in printed and digital formats. To view our manual, please click here

Gem Identification Lab Manual 2017

All students will receive our 116 page Gem Identification Lab Manual 2017 in printed and digital formats. To view our manual, please click here